One of the side benefits of decluttering is all the cool stuff I forgot I had. Today I came across another old stash of scented wax cubes. So I decided to use them up and give them away as gifts. The following is a DIY car air freshener that is probably too easy to be called a “tutorial” on how to make a homemade car air freshener with scented wax cubes.
I don’t use candles or artificially scented wax cubes in my home anymore because it affects our allergies but my sister loves them. I’ve also had a few readers contact me asking how to make a wax warmer out of a mason jar for the car.
This DIY air freshener idea works very well in the warmer months.
DIY Homemade Car Air Freshener
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Materials you need for DIY Wax Air Freshener
- 4 oz or 8 oz mason jar
- regular mouth daisy cut mason jar lids, frog lid, or a mesh sprouting lid
- scented wax melts (If you don’t have any I love these on ETSY!)
- regular mouth jar rings
- optional* cute custom jar labels (great for when you are gifting the air fresheners)
*note I prefer to use 4 oz jars for this project because the jar sits lower in the vehicle’s cup holder and is less likely to spill.
How to Use Soy Melts or Scentsy Wax Air Fresheners in Car:
Ready for the super complicated directions?
Open the jar.
Open the package containing the scented wax cubes.
Break off two scented wax cubes.
Place them into the jar.
Put the daisy lid on top of the jar and screw on the lid ring.
Place in an out of the way cup holder.
You made your own car air freshener.
Good job. See, you can be a crafter too.
You want to know what’s scary about this project. It works surprisingly well. It takes no time at all for the wax to melt in your car with your windows up.
Related: The Car Air Freshener DIY Tutorial You Need This Spring
Think of this when you have your child in the car. I personally like the idea of leaving your left shoe in the back of the car with the baby. No matter how tired or frazzled you are, you will not forget to grab your shoe next to your sleeping baby.
We live in Florida and it is heartbreaking that at least one child dies in a hot car each year.
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Want to make a car air freshener out of wax melts?
- 4 oz mason jar
- daisy cut lid
- scented wax melts
- regular mouth jar lid rings
- Open the jar.
- Remove two wax blocks from package.
- Put inside jar.
- Place daisy cut lid on jar.
- Screw on lid ring.
- Place in car.
i have also seen the “downy scent boosters” like what you leave in your washer I guess I am not sure I dont use them so i Am not familiar with out they are used. but I have seen not only these being used as a car fresh but also seen them on here being used as “aire fresh spray” i would think that they would leave a hint of freshness but that you would get a “slime or grime”
I wonder if you can buy plain unscented wax and then use essential oils? Would that work? I love the pure smells of essential oils and then it’s super duper healthy…and hopefully easy.
I’m actually working on an alternative using essential oils since I use a blend for carsickness that I developed for my daughter. I use it in my aroma bead air freshener tutorial.
I am trying plain unscented soy wax or beeswax. Before I had kids, I used to make candles and I know that paraffin wax needs additives in order to be soft enough to use this way.
It also depends on how strong the specific oils you use are and how hot it is where you live. My aroma bead air fresheners don’t last long in the 90 degree Florida heat. As soon as I figure out an easy way that is practical I will let you know 🙂
GREAT idea, and THANKS for the links to order the regular mouth daisy cut lid! Seems like ordering a set of 12 from one of their featured competitors is the best deal if making for gifts 🙂